Little Dragon have announced their new album Slugs of Love, out July 7th via Ninja Tune. The Swedish electronic band has also shared the latest preview, “Kenneth,” and its accompanying video.
Recorded at Little Dragon’s Gothenburg Studio, the 11-track album blends soulful pop, electronics, and R&B. It includes features from their prior collaborator Damon Albarn (“Glow”) and Dreamville rapper JID (“Stay”).
“We’ve been exploring different ways to collaborate and communicate. Dissolving patterns and making new ones,” the band said in a statement about the project. “Nurturing our ability to curiously press down keys, to bang — sometimes hard sometimes gently — on different things, strumming strings, recording sounds and investigating the limits for how much or little a sound can be tweaked.”
The new single “Kenneth” is about “getting caught in bitterness and taking the wrong turn mentally,” the band explained in a statement. Over a grooving bassline, vocalist Yukimi Nagano sings, “Bitter spells/ Bitter rain/ Never last/ Always pass.” Watch the music video, directed by animation studio Unlimited Time Only, below.
Slugs of Love follows 2020’s New Me, Same Us. It also includes the previously released title track.
Slugs of Love Artwork:
Slugs of Love Tracklist:
03. Slugs of Love
04. Disco Dangerous
05. Lily’s Call
06. Stay (feat. JID)
09. Glow (feat. Damon Albarn)
10. Tumbling Dice
11. Easy Falling